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Chapter 4 Class 10 History - The Age of Industrialization

Why did the Elite of Britain prefer Hand-made goods in the mid-nineteenth century? Explain.


Points to remember:

  • A range of products could be produced only by hand. 
  • Machines were oriented to producing uniforms , and standardized goods for the mass market. But the demand in the market was often for goods with intricate designs a nd specific shapes. 
  • In Victorian Britain, the upper class- Aristocrats and Bourgeoisie preferred things by hand.

Answer to be written in Exam:

The elite of Britain prefer hand made goods in the mid-18th century because-

  • Handmade products symbolized refinement and class.
  • Handmade products had a better finish.
  • Handmade products were produced and designed by individuals.


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